Deputy Chief of Party (Chemonics International)


Chemonics seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated five-year USAID Innovative Workforce Activity (IWA) in Vietnam. The primary purpose of the activity is to develop Vietnam’s digital workforce’s skills to meet market demands in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 context, create an enabling environment for local innovation, and addressing the urban-rural and gender digital gaps to support inclusive development in Vietnam. The Deputy Chief of Party will directly supervise activities designed to meet project objectives. This will be a long-term key personnel position that will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam with occasional travel within the country to monitor activity implementation.

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company, operating in over 95 countries. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. You may access the notice via the following link:

Job Details

  • Location: based in Hanoi, Vietnam with occasional travel within the country to monitor activity implementation.
  • Deadline: 27/8/2023


  • Support the Chief of Party in overseeing the quality, cost-effectiveness, technical direction, management oversight and timelines implementation to ensure the activity meets its objectives and results.
  • Provides technical input and oversight of all activity focus areas as needed, specifically with regard to digital skills supply and demand, and innovation ecosystem.
  • Provide inputs to and review all deliverables, for quality, accuracy, and completeness in accordance with relevant contractual reporting requirements.
  • Directly supervises and contributes to successful implementation of activities designed to meet Activity objectives.
  • Oversees incorporation of cross-cutting principles into activity programming, including gender, equity, and social inclusion, Vietnam’s digital divide and establishing strategic partnership with U.S. counterparts for knowledge and experience sharing.
  • Facilitate close collaboration and teamwork, including mentorship and development of local technical and administrative staff.
  • Build and advance productive working relationships with program stakeholders including government counterparts, implementing partners, private sector organizations, civil society, formal training systems (TVET) centers, professional associations, startup accelerators.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or other related fields; Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years track record of progressive responsibility managing programs in one or more of the following related sectors in Vietnam: private sector engagement, investment promotion, digital transformation and new technology adoption, access to finance, workforce development, association capacity building, marketing, trade and e-commerce, and/or advocacy
  • Proven leadership in the design, management, and implementation of programs of similar scale, scope and complexity
  • Demonstrated capabilities in high-level strategic vision, innovative programming, and ability to lead a multidisciplinary team.
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a broad range of partners, and strong facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Strong existing network with relevant Activity stakeholders preferred i.e. Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) - DVET.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Excellent and written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Vietnamese required.

How to Apply

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached with “Deputy Chief of Party” in the subject line to by August 27th , 2023.

No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact short-listed candidates.

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